Classical Christian Education

Defined

Classical Christian Education is the method of education dating back to Ancient Greece, coupled with a Christian worldview, that approaches subjects of study not as separate parts but as interconnected disciplines that point to the truth, goodness, and beauty of God, the creator of all things.

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Stages of the Trivium

In classical education
The Classical Trivium describes the learning stages of children as they mature and focuses the educational method in each stage to best develop a knowledgeable, thinking, and articulate student.

1

Grammar

The Goal: Build a foundational framework of knowledge.

The Student: Eager to learn, excited about facts.

The Methods: Memorization, studying Latin, learning chants and jingles, recitation.

2

Logic

The Goal: Learn to reason well.

The Student: Enjoys challenges and debates, looks for connections in data.

The Methods: Studying formal and informal logic, presentations, working with visual materials,

3

Rhetoric

The Goal: Present truth, goodness, beauty; express oneself in meaningful ways.

The Student: Interested in self-expression and answering big questions.

The Methods: Crafting and defending theses, debate, studying formal theology and rhetoric.